Wednesday, February 27, 2013
You ask, Patch answers!
Patch reader Sara wrote: "There's a snow emergency in the city, the streets not plowed, so why are schools still open?" To answer Sara's question, Patch talked to Royal Oak Supt. Shawn Lewis-Lakin. Of the districts that touch Royal Oak, only Berkley, Clawson and Lamphere are open. Southfield, Birmingham, Ferndale, Troy, Madison and Hazel Park districts are all closed today. So we asked: What criteria does the district use when trying to determine whether or not to call a snow day? Lewis-Lakin: A variety of factors are evaluated in the process of determining when conditions warrant closing school. First and foremost are weather and road conditions: With appropriate care, will students and staff be able to get to school safely? In assessing…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tag pics with #ROPatchSnowDay on Instagram and they'll appear on Royal Oak Patch.
We want to see what you're up to for today's snow day, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Royal Oak Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #ROPatchSnowDay into this nifty photo grid. Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page. RELATED:
The snow is expected to continue to fall until 10 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Overnight snowfall and more on the way has resulted in a "snow day" in Royal Oak. The Royal Oak district announced the school closing at around 5:30 a.m. Other closings include St. Paul Lutheran School, St. Mary Catholic School and Shrine Catholic Schools. A Winter Weather Advisory expires at 7 p.m. Friday after a low-pressure system moved into southeastern Michigan overnight, bringing the threat of snow with it. While Royal Oak was only forecasted to receive between two and four inches overnight, areas north of M-59 could see up to eight inches of snow, the National Weather Service says. The snow will continue to fall until 10 a.m. with the high reaching 31 degrees today. A total daytime accumulation of one to three inches is possible. …